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Back to the yard work and fun.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Having very little voice I am able to ignore the telephone and not go anywhere. So I went back to my yard work.

The pines had dropped needles everywhere. Many were in the pool resting on the cover. Last year we had a really hard time getting them off we bought a leak remover but pine needles are not leaves.
They are very orderly. The lie side by side in the water and they go in to a hose like spaghetti in a box. If there is anything in there to even slightly block the hose those piles just pack in there and there is a total blockage. We use pliers to pull them out they are in so tight.
When that happens underground any bad thing can happen, like a burst pipe.

It was a really nice day and I had already raked the pine needles off the grass so I decided to tackle the pool. DH hand was hurting so I did it myself. It was a really good work out for my arms. I used the extending broom that reaches to the middle of the cover and dragged the needles to the edge where I had to lean over and get them out. DH came out and saw me struggle and he insisted on helping me.
We worked as a team and it went well.

We had hired the pool company to put on the cover and the water bags that keep it in place. There were gaps and I told DH I was going to put more down. He was not a happy camper but I wanted it right. I moved all of the bags and made sure they were in the loops right. There are 4 loops for each bag and they only had 2 in most. Water bags are easy to move when they are not overfilled and I needed to add two more. I had to ask DH to come out and help turn on the hose when I needed the water. We did the extra 2 bags and he told me I had done a great job.

It never looked that tidy ever before.

I just hope that our almost 40 years old pool opens that well next year. Usually it looked like a mess but I was able to switch on the pump and away it goes.
I hope it goes like that next year, I keep wanting to add a heater but its way too late to do that so I just look at it and when the grands come to visit we have a great time.

The pool will freeze solid but no-one is ever allowed to walk on it. It just gets buried for 4 or 5 months under the snow.
HUGS Pat in Maine had a great day with no more RANTS woo-hoo.

I have the accounts set up but nervous about using them after what happened.
I have e-mailed one Spark friend and I got a response. That was on my old free account now tomorrow I must find contacts etc. and use the account that was hacked. I hope I have the courage to do it. I can e-mail our son since his company is well protected. Till tommorrow. Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Hi pat
    It was a very lovely day yesterday here in Oregon City, Oregon all of 71 degrees. I was out soaking up the luxury. I actually thought you were sick with the fever and staying in bed. You see, I ahve a new Intel computer and all the settings are pretty ahrd for me to see including the subscribe box. I must have missed something but been missing your blogs. Hope I got it all fixed now. the quiche was divine. Loved it. Of course only I ahd some. robert does not like healthy foods. He jsut smiled at me when I asked if he'd like some. Oh well his loss.
    Have a splendid day!
    2380 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Wow - what a great day! You got a lot accomplished.

    Have you ever seen a Pine Needle Basket. They are lovely...
    Here is a link but to see it, you will have to copy and paste.

    Do have a Wonderful Wednesday!!


    2380 days ago
    Successful with all the yard work, you and DH make a good team. Glad you got the pool cover to fit better, less work for you next spring.

    Hope you get better soon, feeling bad is sure not a good thing to experience.
    Get a good sleep, and rest a bit during the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon from emoticon
    2381 days ago
    Sounds like you got a lot done and did it right. It would have been nice in the pool people had done a better job and you didn't have to correct it.
    2381 days ago
    Sounds like you had a better day than yesterday. Hope all your work to get the pool cover on right will save you some work next Spring. I spent the afternoon after my art lecture class today walking around University of Toronto huge campus and thru Queens Park with its big old trees. Very British architecture at the univ and in the park is a stature of King Edward VII on a horse! I took lots of photos, still some flowers blooming. I enjoyed your photos and description of Castle in the Clouds. Quite a place to go for your birthday!
    2381 days ago
    Sounds like you did an excellent job on the pool. Yay for getting that done!
    I hope the email works. I fear for my email at my job because we're a non profit and our computer whiz kids don't get paid enough to do a fantastic job. And the parent agency won't let us get volunteer whiz kids from Microsoft even though we're just down the street from them! Technology is only great if it works!
    Get good rest.
    I'm already looking forward to spending the weekend playing with butternut squash!
    2381 days ago
  • LEAKAY59
    I hope your new account trials go smoothly, Pat! Good luck!
    2381 days ago
  • TERRI289
    A nice full day....You sound on the mend-yay!!!
    2381 days ago
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